British Politician Nigel Farage Says Bitcoin Is the Ultimate Anti-Lockdown Investment

British politician and leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage is lauding bitcoin branding it as the ultimate anti-lockdown investment. The controversial politician’s comments are drawn from one edition of his daily ‘Fortune & Freedom’ newsletter whose mission is to help “get your money and your destiny back in your hands.” Everyone Is Interested The newsletter is published by Southbank Investment Research whose mission is to “publish investment ideas that can change one’s life for the better.” Meanwhile, following the newsletter’s publication, Farage alongside Southbank’s Sam Volkering sat down for…

Bitcoin's Rise Causes Shortage of Mining Rigs, Most Units Sold Out, Miners Concerned About Supply

While the bitcoin economy has swelled in value, the overall network hashrate has gradually climbed higher as miners are making a lot of money confirming blocks. However, obtaining bitcoin mining rigs isn’t so easy these days, and regional reports from China indicate a great number of ASIC manufacturers are sold out for months. Moreover, because of the clear shortage, bitcoin mining rigs being sold on secondary markets have seen values increase by 30-40% per machine. Bitcoin Mining Rigs in China Sell Out, Miners Grow Worried About Future Supply Bitcoin mining…

Volatile Bitcoin Not a True Store of Value Just Yet, Says Fidelity Digital Assets Head

Fidelity Digital Assets president Tom Jessop says that bitcoin is not a true store of value just yet because the digital asset is still too volatile, Reuters reported. However, investors are optimistic bitcoin will attain this status. “We use the word ‘potential store of value’ as bitcoin is still extremely volatile, and by any standard perhaps would not achieve the mantle of a true store of value,” Jessop told Reuters’ Global Investment Outlook Summit 2020 on Thursday. “But aspirationally it is, and that’s one of the reasons why so many…

Recent Bitcoin Breakout Barely A Blip In Coinbase Volume, But What Does This Mean?

Even those who have been around the cryptocurrency space for some time are still in disbelief over how fast Bitcoin rose from $3,000 to setting a new all-time high in the same year. But despite what the world sees as the biggest wave in FOMO in crypto yet, it isn’t reflected in the volume on Coinbase BTCUSD charts. What exactly does this mean, and is this a sign that interest isn’t quite here yet, or is an enormous breakout supported by volume just days away? Bitcoin Trades Just Below All-Time…

Ripple has sold $15M of its stock in MoneyGram

Ripple Labs has sold a huge chunk of its 2019 investment in MoneyGram.  Per a Friday night filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday night, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 4, Ripple Labs managed to sell 2,264,113 shares of MoneyGram (MGI). The tech firm netted a total of $15,303,792.60 from the sales. MoneyGram's stock value has soared in recent months, from $2.94 on Oct. 1 to $8.53 on Nov. 23. In no small part thanks to news of Ripple's sell-off, MGI has slipped back down to $6.54 as of…

Bitcoin price rally at risk as gold and US dollar show signs of recovery

Dan Tapiero, the co-founder of 10T Holdings, said weak hands have been shaken out in the gold market. This raises the probability of a gold rally in the near term, especially as it comes off of an 80-day pullback period. A rally in gold and the dollar may dampen Bitcoin price Bitcoin has seen strong momentum in the past three months, as it achieved an all-time high on Coinbase and a number of other major exchanges. Despite this, the threat of a correction for Bitcoin is a real possibility if…

Research Suggests Bitcoin Buying Ramps Up When Traditional US Markets Open

While bitcoin and a number of digital assets set new 2020 price highs, a variety of crypto-asset commentators have detailed that since October, there’s been a lot of bitcoin buying action during U.S. market hours. Data shows that between East Asia and North America, the two regions account for close to half of all the bitcoin transfers this year. Recent research also highlights bitcoin buying during U.S. hours suggests that institutional buyers are dipping their feet into the crypto economy. Reuters Reports American Investors Are ‘Gobbling Up’ the Bitcoin Boom…

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips Below $19,000 as Ether Options Volume Drops

Some bitcoin selling on Friday caused its price to decline. Ether options traders appear less inclined to place bets on the asset’s price, as evidenced by lower Deribit volume. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,975 as of 21:15 UTC (4:15 p.m. ET). Slipping 2.1% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,717-$19,556 BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bearish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Bitstamp since Dec. 1.Source: TradingView Bitcoin prices slipped on sell volume at around 10:00 UTC (5 a.m. ET) Friday, pushing price…

Psychology, Sell Pressures Keep Bitcoin Below $20K

Less than a week ago, bitcoin’s price set a new all-time high at $19,920.53. However, the oldest cryptocurrency is still struggling to break above the $20,000 level.  The reason that milestone remains elusive, according to analysts and traders, is simple: There are too many sell orders very near the $20,000 level because some bitcoin holders are afraid of near-term sell-offs. That price point is particularly significant because it’s roughly where the market topped out in the late 2017 rally that saw bitcoin quadruple in price within two months, only to…